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1/11/2014 1:30 P.M. ET

MLBPA 'strongly disagrees' with A-Rod ruling

NEW YORK -- The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement regarding the Alex Rodriguez arbitration award.

The MLBPA strongly disagrees with the award issued today in the grievance of Alex Rodriguez, even despite the Arbitration Panel's decision to reduce the duration of Mr. Rodriguez's unprecedented 211-game suspension. We recognize that a final and binding decision has been reached, however, and we respect the collectively-bargained arbitration process which led to the decision. In accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the JDA, the Association will make no further comment regarding the decision.

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